Nationwide News: New EZ Ag Mobile: It works where farmers work

Buckeye Farm News

Float Mobile Learning, a consulting firm that develops mobile strategies and apps for major agricultural organizations and Fortune 500 companies, used market research to determine that 94 percent of farmers own a smartphone or a mobile phone, as reported in USA Today in March 2013. In 2012, it found nearly half of American farmers were using a smartphone such as an Android or iPhone, up from 10 percent in 2010. Many others had tablets like the popular iPad.

As the nation’s No. 1 farm insurer, Nationwide supports technologies that enhance farmers’ productivity. EZ Ag Mobile is another way we’re working hard to make our farm and ranch customers’ lives easier and more productive. Many farmers already use smartphones to check the status of fields and bins as well as to control equipment and facilities.

They constantly check weather and commodity markets. EZ Ag Mobile creates a self-service environment for Nationwide’s farm and ranch customers, enabling them to:

•See all their farm policies with us

•Pay their insurance premiums and see payment status

•Connect with their agent and get maps and directions

•Start a claim.

It’s available today for download in the Apple App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android devices but requires an active policy with Nationwide and registration in the Member Center.

Check it out today!

Free download available through Apple App Store (for iPhone, iPod touch) and Google Play for Android devices. Nationwide does not charge for this mobile application. However, message and data rates may apply from individual mobile carriers. iPhone, iPod Touch, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. Source: Munich Re Report. Based on premium and loss data. Nationwide, the Nationwide N and Eagle are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. EZ Ag is a service mark of Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company.

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.